The Yanmar financial results for the period from 2020 to March 31st, 2021, are a good indicator of the health of the engine industry after one year and half of lockdown. So, we leave the floor to the official from Osaka, Japan.
Yanmar financial results 2020 had a 1.7% fall
Consolidated results for the 2020 fiscal year saw a 1.7% fall in revenue to 782.3 billion JPY with ordinary income doubling on the previous year to 31.7 billion JPY (editor’s note: 1 yen= 0,077€, approximately 6,03 billion euros, today, 2021 July 18th). By implementing strict measures against the coronavirus pandemic at manufacturing sites, Yanmar was able to ensure continuation of business operations. New work practices such as working from home, resulted in increased productivity which, together with cost savings through structural reforms, achieved a substantial increase in profits. In particular, continuing structural reforms at the agricultural business underpinned strong performance in the domestic Japan, China and North American markets for increased revenue and profitability, contributing to overall Group business performance. Furthermore, signs of a global recovery in the construction equipment business, evident from the second half of the fiscal year, bolstered business performance. However, considerable regional variations in the state of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic hampered the engine and related machinery business with both revenue and profit lagging, making FY2020 a year of continuing structural reforms towards establishing a firm foundation for future business growth.
Towards a carbon-free future
Throughout the Yanmar Group, activities towards structural reform for improved profitability will continue. At the same time, transfer of authority to local companies will speed business activities, while the establishment of divisions for implementation of digital strategies will serve to strengthen Group cohesion. In addition, Yanmar will strengthen activities towards a carbon-free future by accelerating development of the company’s hydrogen fuel cell system for marine applications. On the basis of these activities, Yanmar expects operating income of 24 billion JPY (up 11.1% on FY2020) and ordinary income of 27 billion JPY (down 14.9%) on revenue of 810 billion JPY (up 3.5%), with income attributable to new company holdings contributing 16.5 billion JPY (down 9.9%).